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Bloggers Briefing: Why the Farm Bill Is a Taxpayer's Worst Nightmare

Posted By Rob Bluey On May 14, 2013 @ 11:31 am In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

Congress is turning its attention to the farm bill this week, and if there’s ever a reason to unite against big government, this is a good time as any.

Heritage Action’s Drew White reports the bill is chock full of special-interest handouts, market-distorting subsidies, and hundreds of billions of dollars in food stamps. “Whether it’s the consumer-crushing sugar program or a dairy program with a Soviet-style flare,” White says, “the farm bill is an American taxpayer’s worst nightmare [1].”

At today’s Bloggers Briefing, we’ll hear from Daren Bakst, Heritage’s new research fellow in agricultural policy, and Andrew Moylan, outreach director and senior fellow at the R Street Institute.

We’ll also have an update on the IRS scandal from Heritage senior legal fellow Hans von Spakovsky and preview tomorrow’s national security debate [2], co-sponsored with National Review. It features speakers from AEI and Heritage vs. the Center for American Progress and Trueman National Security Project.

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[1] the farm bill is an American taxpayer’s worst nightmare: http://heritageaction.com/2013/05/hold-on-to-your-wallets-farm-bill-incoming/

[2] national security debate: http://www.heritage.org/events/2013/05/defense-debate

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